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Defining a new political contract for the EU

The EU is faced with the challenges of fashioning practices and institutions that reconcile the conflicting demands on political representatives from their international partners and their domestic constituents. This has been particularly manifest in the eurozone recently, but it reflects a deeper challenge which also concerns non euro-area members such as the UK.
Prof Albert Weale (UCL SPP)
19 March 2015 More...

Starts: Mar 19, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Don’t let the Paris murderers win

Professor Laborde warns against the reactivist response to the Paris murders: they misunderstand the role played by free speech and by laïcité. Further, they allow criminals to set the term of the debate on how to better facilitate Muslim integration if France.
Professor Cécile Laborde
26 February 2015 More...

Starts: Feb 26, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Britain and EU reform

Piet Eeckhout revisits the question of EU reform, including different options for and legal as well as political constraints of such reform.
Professor Piet Eeckhout
20 January 2015 More...

Starts: Jan 20, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Call: Ideas for Horizon 2020 bids?

17 February 2014

The UCL European Institute offers to facilitate discussions that may lead to collaborative bids


The European Commission has recently published the first Work Programmes and Calls for Proposals under its new flagship Research and Innovation programme, Horizon 2020. It is the biggest such programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020).

As with the previous Framework Programmes, H2020 involves a complex application process and the collaboration of many partners. The European Institute offers UCL research staff a platform to discuss and develop project ideas that are very broadly speaking Europe-related, particularly from the Humanities and Social Sciences.

We do not offer expert support with or advice on the proposal writing stage, although we will offer links with UCL offices that do. Above all, we wish to stimulate, brainstorm and support the development of ideas and intellectual rationales that have the potential to develop into H2020 bids.

If you are interested in taking part in such exploratory discussions, please email us with a brief outline of your research interest and proposal idea.


Relevant Calls:

Horizon 2020 no longer provides a separate pillar to social science/humanities areas; these have instead been integrated into all other areas, making them harder to identify. With the help of UCL's European Research and Innovation Office we have extracted a summary of calls (with deadlines 2014 and 2015), which might be of particular interest. Below an excerpt of these - the full list is available upon request.

  • REFLECTIVE-2-2015: Emergence and transmission of European cultural heritage and Europeanisation
  • REFLECTIVE-3-2015: European cohesion, regional and urban policies and the perceptions of Europe
  • REFLECTIVE-4-2015: Cultural opposition in the former socialist countries
  • REFLECTIVE-6-2015: Innovation ecosystems of digital cultural assets
  • EURO-1-2014: Resilient and sustainable economic and monetary union in Europe
  • EURO-3-2014: European societies after the crisis
  • EURO-4-2014: Political challenges for Europe
  • INT-3-2015: Europe's contribution to a value-based global order and its contestants
  • INT-8-2015: The European Union and the Eastern Partnership